AFL Recap 10/20: Grossman Homers, Cole Pitches

A lot of action in the Arizona Fall League today for the Pittsburgh Pirates prospects.  Three Pirates pitching prospects saw action, including starter Gerrit Cole, and Robbie Grossman had another big day at the plate, with his fifth homer of the AFL season. Grossman’s homer came to lead off the game, and was part of a 2-for-4 performance, which also featured three RBIs and a stolen base.  On the season, Grossman is hitting for a...

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AFL Recap 10/17: Three Homers From Cunningham and Grossman

The Mesa Solar Sox beat Salt River today by a score of 13-7, thanks to three home runs from two Pirates prospects.  Robbie Grossman led off the bottom of the first inning with a solo homer, his second leadoff homer in as many nights, and his fourth homer of the AFL season.  The home run put him tied for the league lead in homers.  Grossman also singled, ending up 2-for-4 on the day with a homer, two RBIs, a walk, and two strikeouts....

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Arizona Fall League Rundown After Week Two

The Arizona Fall League wrapped up their second week of action.  Here is how the Pirates prospects have done so far: -Robbie Grossman: .354/.426/.604, 3 HR, 48 at-bats Grossman homered this week, and started every game.  He leads the AFL in games played with 11, and also leads the league in hits with 17, and total bases, with 29.  Grossman’s home run yesterday tied him for second in the league with three total. -Jarek...

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AFL Recap 10/15: Grossman Homers

The Mesa Solar Sox beat the Surprise Saguaros 14-3 today.  Robbie Grossman, playing right field and batting leadoff, went 2-for-5 with a walk and a solo home run.  The home run, which came leading off the game, was Grossman’s third of the AFL season in 48 at-bats.  Grossman now has a .354 average and a 1.030 OPS in the short AFL season. Jarek Cunningham started at second base, and went 1-for-5 at the plate.  Cunningham has a...

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Arizona Fall League Recap: 10/13 With PITCHf/x Data

The Mesa Solar Sox won 6-3 today, with four Pirates prospects playing a big part in the win. Robbie Grossman bounced back from his 0-for-4 performance yesterday, going 3-for-5 with a double and a walk today.  Grossman got his hits in his first three at-bats, including two singles off of 2011 first rounder Danny Hultzen.  On the season, Grossman has a .325 average with an .869 OPS.  Keith Law held a chat today and was asked about...

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